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In defense of Sam Winchester. Again.

In defense of Sam Winchester. Again.

Here I am having to defend Sam Winchester again. Because, of course, Dean is always right, and Sam is always wrong. Nothing new there, it’s been that way since season one, when Sam was developing his powers and Dean treated him like a freak.

I know that Sam has made plenty of bad choices. But the fact is that neither brother is innocent. Both of them have blood on their hands. They kill innocent people all the time just because that person has a demon inside them! But both brothers have paid for their sins. Sam paid for his in season five when he beat Lucifer and sacrificed himself to save the world.

Now, Dean is mad at Sam because he didn’t look for him the year he was in purgatory.

Yeah, I know my first thought after having watched my brother be blown to bits would have been, “I know he is still alive. I must look for him!” Come on!

This whole fight could have been avoided if the writers had given Sam some balls. The minute Dean started in on him he should have said, “I thought you were dead! So, I moved on with Amelia, like you did with Lisa and Bean when I died!”

But that would have been too simple. And the writers needed to create tension between the brothers this season.

Well, it’s not working. No matter how mad the writers want me to be at Sam for not looking for Dean, I’m not falling for it.

Think about it. How many times has Sam watched his brother die? Think about Mystery Spot. Think about No Rest for The Wicked. Sam has watched his brother die a lot. He has had to grieve for his brother more times than is natural. So he just gave up. Who wouldn’t? That doesn’t make him a bad person. Just tired. Tired of fighting. Tired of losing people. Tired of living the life he never really wanted.

So, I don’t blame Sam for not looking for Dean.

And speaking of Dean, what is up with him and Benny? This is a guy who wouldn’t make a deal with Crowley to save his brother’s soul, and now I’m suppose to believe that he is best friends with a vampire? Thank you writers for turning one of my all time favorite TV characters into a tedious hypocrite!

The only way I can deal with any of this is to pretend that the real story ended in season five and that everything since then has taken place in an alternate universe.

One good thing about this season is Garth. I know a lot of fans are upset about him trying to replace Bobby, but I think it works. Like Garth said, there was a hole with Bobby and both Winchesters gone, so he filled it. Garth also looked up to Bobby, so it makes sense that he tries to be like him. Now, of course, he can never really replace Bobby, no one could. But if Garth wants to take on the role of a friend to hunters in need, I have no problem with it.

So, have you been watching Supernatural season 8? Do you think Dean has a legitimate gripe? Or do you understand why Sam didn’t look for Dean? What do you think about Benny? Or Garth? Let me know in the comments.

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3 responses to “In defense of Sam Winchester. Again.

  1. Dayle Lynne

    I just watched the most recent episode yesterday and I’ve been waiting to read this until I did 😛

    I can understand what you’re saying about Sam and I get that he’s tired, but my thought was that every time one of them has died, they were able to bring each other back, so why would you not try? And it’s not like you can sit there and image your brother is floating on some cloud playing a harp. Sam knew that the odds were pretty high at Dean was not in a pleasant place. I could understand trying for a couple months and then giving up, but to not try at all kind of bugs me.

    I do 100% agree with you about Garth though! When Dean was getting grumbly with him in the last episode I kept thinking, “leave the kid alone. He’s doing his best and at least he stepped up when no one else was able to!” And then I smiled at the end 😛

    Oh, and I’m super excited for Cas to come back next week! I was mad when he didn’t come back right away!

    • You do have a good point Dayle, but I still can’t get mad at Sam about it! lol 🙂 But you did remind me of something that I forgot to mention in my post. It bothers me more that Sam didn’t try to help Kevin, than it does that he didn’t look for Dean. That really seems out of character to me. I would have liked to have seen some effort on that front.

      And I’m really excited to see Cas back too! It has been way too long!!!

      And yay for all the Garth love!!! 🙂

      • Dayle Lynne

        @Paula, Yeah, I was really bothered that he didn’t look for Kevin too. I’m interested to see how the rest of this season plays out!

        I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂